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republican fight over funding and the affordable care act continues in texas, with the state's junior senator, ted cruz, leading the charge against the expansion of health care coverage in this country. >> i am publicly committed along with a number of other senators that under no circumstances will i vote for any continuing resolution that funds even one penny of obama care. now, why is it that every reporter in the media and a significant percentage of republicans assume with an impasse that president obama will never, ever give up his principles, so republicans have to give up theirs? if you have an impasse, you want to know one side or the other has to blink. how do we win this fight? don't blink. >> the senior senator from texas disagrees with his junior senator. >> even if you shut down the government, mandatory spending would continue to pay for the implementation of obama care. we're all on the same side when it comes to the objective. there is some difference of opinion as to the viability, or the likelihood of success of this particular tactic. >> a new survey from usa today shows t
was born. unless the texas republican senator formally renounces that citizenship, he will remain a citizen of both countries, legal experts say." ted cruz released his canadian birth certificate in response to inquiries from the "dallas morning news." today ted cruz's senate press secretary released this oddly worded statement. "to our knowledge, he never had canadian citizenship." now, when a senator's staff speak for the senator says "to our knowledge," everything that follows that is a statement that everyone in that senate office knows might have to be quickly revised, and so it has been. the "washington post" is now reporting that ted cruz will renounce his canadian citizenship. cruz said, "now the dallas morning news says that i may technically have dual citizenship. assuming that is true, then sure, i will renounce any canadian citizenship. nothing against canada, but i'm an american by birth and as a u.s. senator i believe i should be only an american because i was a u.s. citizen at birth, because i left calgary when i was 4, and have lived my entire life since then in the u.s., an
on facebook. >> the junior senator from texas, ted cruz, continues his crusade against funding the affordable care act. but texas governor rick perry now wants $100 million of the funding that ted cruz wants to kill. the affordable care act funding and he wants that directed to texas. he claims to be just as opposed as ted cruz is, but now he is looking at obtaining medicaid funding from the affordable care act for texas. and ari melber is shocked, right? you're just stunned. >> it is stunning. the saddest part of the article in "politico," reporting that if this is actually discussed, perry may back out. >> two minutes left in the show. >> so we're not helping. >> let's talk about it, or something else. we're not supposed to discuss it because this will be bad for the people of texas if perry doesn't vote for this medicaid funding. >> and i think republicans, which is sad, they are even aware of it. their argument is yeah, we don't want any money for our people to have this health care. you have money in the program, more than some expected given that republicans claimed they would go agains
of clownish situation, that is, texas republican congressman blake farenthold last week at a town hall meeting talking about impeaching president obama. >> if we were to impeach the president tomorrow, you could probably get the votes in the house of representatives to do it. but it would go to the senate and he wouldn't be convicted. what message do we send to america if we impeach obama and he gets away with what he's impeached for and is found innocent? what do we say is okay? >> jonathan, doesn't seem to be important to mention what you would impeach him for. >> right. i was sitting there thinking, okay, what's the crime? what's he accused of doing? and it's unclear. i guess being obama is enough to be impeached. >> but you can sit there and have a very calm discussion with your constituents about this as if it's a perfectly reasonable proposition, and no one's going to contest that. >> no one's going to contest it. it's a perfectly rational thing to talk about impeaching the president. but you know, let's give him points for honesty. he did say it wouldn't go anywhere even if they tried i
department but blocked the texas law. but that decision was reversed after section four was struck down of the voting rights act. in a statement today, u.s. attorney general eric holder said we will not allow that interpretation to be open for state that is pursue measures to protect voting rights. this represents the department's latest action to protect voting rights. but it will not be our last. >>> eugene robinson, this action by the justice department reminds people that the voting rights act was not repealed. there was a section taken out that required certain states to get prior approval for the changes. but everything is still there. >> everything is out there. >> to go after them when they do pass such legislation. >> it is still illegal to deny people the right to vote because of racism or for partisan reasons or you know, for reasons that are not legitimate. and the justice department has a lot of tools in the voting rights act to go after it. now, you know, it is inconvenient. they have to let these things pretty much be passed. and then they can attack them. but eric holder
.d. hurdles in texas. d.o.j. is not going to do that. and it can't barter with a member of congress over lawsuits in order to get a law passed. now, contrast this whole exchange to another moderate republican, colin powell, who understands that voter i.d. laws are the civil rights and voter discrimination issue of our time. >> you didn't need a photo i.d. for decades before. is it really necessary now? and they claim there's widespread abuse and voter fraud. but nothing documents, nothing substantiates that. there isn't widespread abuse. and so these kinds of procedures that are being put in place to slow the process down and make it likely that fewer hispanics and african-americans might vote i think are going to backfire because these people are going to come out and do what they have to do in order to vote. and i encourage that. >> joining me now, msnbc political analyst steve schmidt and karen finney, host of msnbc's "disrupt." steve, i want to go to you. you've talked about the fact that many republicans have accepted a sort of mythology of voter fraud and gotten really obsessed wit
to washington in the never-ending west to defund and destroy obama care. >>> plus a texas megachurch where ministers push faith healing over vaccinations is now at the epicenter of a measles outbreak. why science is beingor
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